STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTY-SECOND MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-FOURTH SESSION
JOBS & ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY POLICY & FINANCE COMMITTEE
Representative Bob Gunther, Chair of the Jobs & Economic Opportunity Policy & Finance Committee, called the thirty-second meeting to order at 8:20 a.m., on Tuesday, March 22, 2005, in Room 10 of the State Office Building.
The Clerk noted the roll.
GUNTHER, Bob, Chair
GAROFALO, Pat, Vice Chair
A quorum was present.
H. F. 0659 (Tingelstad) Adoption records access and services provided.
Chair Gunther moved that HF 0659 be brought back before the committee.
Representative Westerberg moved to amend Amendment H0659A4, line 3, delete “30”, insert “32”. The motion prevailed and the oral amendment to Amendment H0659A4 was adopted.
Representative Westerberg moved to amend Amendment H0659A5, line 3, delete”19”, insert “20”, line 5, delete “20”, insert “21”, line 6, delete “27”, insert “28”, line 7, delete “28 to 30”, insert “29 to 31”, line 8, delete “31”, insert “32”, line 9, delete “5”, insert “7”. The motion prevailed and the oral amendment to Amendment H0659A5 was adopted.
Representative Tingelstad presented HF 0659.
Testifying for HF0659:
Mary Martin Mason, Adoption Information Coordinator, MN Coalition for Adoption Reform
Robert O’Connor, Adoptee, Adoption Professional Therapist, MN Coalition for Adoption Reform
Testifying against HF 0659:
Richard Smith, Director of Adoption, Lutheran Social Services
Representative Westerberg amended his motion to be that HF659 be re-referred, as amended, to the committee on Civil Law & Elections, but without further recommendation. The motion prevailed.
Chair Gunther introduced the MHFA Challenge Grant Program presentation.
Testifying on the MHFA Challenge Grant Program:
Kevin Walli, Lobbyist, NAHRO
Joseph Weis, Chairman, NAHRO
Sean Allen, Executive Director, First Homes, Rochester, MN
Rick Goodeman, Executive Director, Southwest MN Housing Partnership
The meeting was adjourned at 9:56 am.
REP. BOB GUNTHER, CHAIR
Committee Legislative Assistant